The Lydia Mendelssohn Theater was filled to capacity for the fifth annual Body Monologues Tuesday night, featuring spoken word narratives from 12 performers. Inspired by the Vagina Monologues, the event featured stories by students about their sexuality and body image.
About 15 students sat in a circle at the Michigan Union for the event to reflect on the idea of conflict and how to instigate resolution and restoration. Students and facilitators discussed whether conflict and confrontation are mutually exclusive, how identities are reflected in the ways different individuals handle conflict and whether all conflicts are solvable.
While other Martin Luther King Jr. memorial lectures on campus charged students to ponder #WhoWillBeNext in sparking social activism, the Joint Health Schools MLK Symposium Committee lecture Monday asked who would be next specifically in increasing diversity in health care systems.